My name is Scarlett, I am a Person-Centred Integrative Counsellor that has worked in the NHS within the Mental Health sector for over ten years. I am also an experienced Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner. I am a registered member (number 378309) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, having completed their Certificate of Proficiency. I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am also an accredited member of the Association for Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (number 0642).
I am a qualified Reiki Healer, I trained in both Level 1 (Shoden) and Level 2 (Okuden) and I believe this complementary and holistic approach offers many healing benefits that both myself and many I’ve treated have described as ‘life changing’.
Within my career I have experienced and observed the successes and limitations of traditional therapy; it is not uncommon for clients to feel that Counselling has enabled them to understand their problems differently and experience change, however the journey of navigating a new self in a world that no longer appears as it did before therapy can be challenging. This is where I’ve identified a blend of Counselling and Coaching seeks to enhance the growth and development of a person through healing, building confidence and maximising potential. I believe working in this integrative way supports a client to move from surviving into thriving.
My own journey of growing and developing through personal challenges and achievements is my wealth and wisdom in the ‘why and how’ I work with my clients. I meet people with authenticity, transparency and compassion in order to facilitate a journey into accepting who you’ve been, embracing who you are and becoming who you can be. I work with a range of difficulties in a holistic manner encompassing your physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing without separating you. I work from home and have my own Counselling room in my garden, as you will discover in the Therapy section of the website, I’m also trained in working outdoors with clients too.
It’s understandable to feel anxious about seeing a therapist, the first appointment is a chance to experience the environment, therapist, therapeutic relationship and discuss the best approach to working together. Counselling is the building of a therapeutic space and relationship in which you can work through difficulties you may be experiencing in your life; be those past, present or future orientated. The therapeutic relationship in Counselling is unique to other relationships we experience and are familiar with. Clients working with me can expect a non-judgemental and authentic space in which they can be open about themselves as they undertake a journey to have greater understanding, self-awareness and find direction in life. Counselling does not offer a quick fix as growth and discovery take time and investment. Progress is made through attending regular appointments. We agree how often we will meet at a date and time convenient for us. It may be that we use a range of techniques in our work together guided by a person-centred approach; to tailor therapy to your needs. You can find out more information about other therapies I offer through my website.
I am experienced in working with a broad spectrum of difficulties, I don’t believe it is always helpful to list diagnoses and labels, to me you are a unique person and if you are struggling let’s talk about how I can help you. You may describe feeling depressed, anxious, lost, stuck, lacking in motivation, difficulty sleeping; all of which are signs that your body is under stress. The mind and body are not separate entities and within my work I help clients to make connections between their thoughts, feelings and sensations to bring synchronicity to their health and living a meaningful life.
Nature and outdoor spaces have become increasingly important in my own wellbeing and offer a therapeutic space for practising mindfulness and creating space in life to breathe and re-connect. Our lives are so busy, we move from one activity to the next and at times we become ‘human – doings’ as opposed to ‘human beings.’ In my own growth and development journey I started to spend more time outdoors and this led to me eventually training to work outdoors with clients in natural spaces due to the benefits I have experienced and learnt, through taking therapy out of the clinic room. This offers a unique environment in which a client can benefit from greater openness, stillness and gentle movement. Nature provides us with a canvas in which to be creative using metaphor and observation of how nature is in a constant state of change and renewal… just like us. If you’re interested in working outdoors with me, we meet initially ‘indoors’ to discuss the details of this and contracting how we manage situations that can arise outside of a clinic room.
Training, qualifications & experience
• BA Hons in Fine Art
• PG Certificate in Psychological Therapies
• Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
• Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
• Reiki Level 1 Practitioner
• Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
• Level 1 Accreditation in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT )
• Level 2 Accreditation in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT )
• Integrated NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy & Life Coaching Practitioner Diploma
• Taking Therapy Outdoors Certificate
I am due to undertake my Masters training in December 2021 in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP and Life Coaching.
I am up to date with safeguarding and information governance training.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Counselling – Person Centred/Integrative 50 mins
Initial Appointment - £50
Per session- £50
Discounted 12 Session Package -£575
- Life Coaching/NLP/Hypnotherapy
60 minute sessions
Initial Consultation – £65
Per Session- £65
Discounted 6 Session Package- £360
- Breakthrough Session (3 Hours and 30 min follow up to be arranged)
This is an intensive treatment session for phobias/fears/addictions using a range of techniques (NLP and Hypnotherapy)
Per Session- £250
- Reiki (45 minute session including 15 mins feedback)
Per Session - £35